Recycling

Find out ways to recycle your unwanted items and reduce your waste.

Recycling

Sep 19, 2018, 10:57 AM

As a result of changes in the world market for recycled materials, there have been some changes to what can be placed in the yellow topped recycling bin. These changes have been implemented across Western Australia.

It is important to understand these changes as:

  • It reduces contamination and create cleaner recyclables
  • Communicates a clear and consistent message of what to recycle to the whole community

What has changed?

The main changes are:

  • Aerosols, soft plastics (scrunchable) and meat trays can no longer be placed in the yellow topped recycling bin
  • Bottle lids (off milk bottles, soft drinks etc) must now be placed in your general rubbish bin

Use a Recycling Hub

A recycling hub located at various locations in the City of KalamundaThere are various drop off / collection points in the City of Kalamunda for household (dry cell) batteries, light globes, mobile phones and ink cartridges.
Find out more including locations here

What is allowed in your yellow topped recycling bin?

Refer to Cleanaway’s Frequently Asked Questions and Top 10 items contaminating your recycling guide.

Table 1. Accepted and non-accepted items

Yes No
Glass bottles and jars (clean and empty)

Polystyrene, meat trays, cups and beads

Milk and juice cartons excl. silver lined such as long life milk cartons (clean and empty) Cling wrap / film
Newspapers, paper and magazinesTake away coffee cups
Steel and aluminium cans (clean and empty

Soft plastics, plastic bags or soft ‘scrunchable’ plastics – these can be taken to a REDcycle drop-off point for recycling. 
Find a REDcycle drop-off point near you.

Plastic bottles and containers (remove lids)Light globes, gas bottles, flares, batteries and aerosols
Paper (not shredded)
flares
Cardboard boxes (flatten and remove food)
Nappies
Foil – large amounts that have been combined and scrunched into a ball
Textiles and clothing

Green waste or food waste

 Electronic waste
 batteries – find a drop off location near you
  

 

Items accepted :
  • aluminium cans
  • boxes
  • cardboard
  • cardboard boxes
  • glass
  • Glass bottles
  • hard plastic
  • juice bottles
  • juice cartons
  • magazines
  • milk bottles
  • milk cartons
  • newspapers
  • pans
  • Paper
  • Plastic
  • plastic containers
  • pots
  • steel cans
Recycling

Second Chance

Feb 23, 2022, 10:39 AM

Community can now donate secondhand household items to Kalamunda's reuse shop located at Walliston Transfer Station - Second Chance.

Opened in March 2022, the City reuse shop is managed by Workpower, a WA disability service provider, your donations and purchases will support people with disability in employment and in the community.

Website: https://workpower.com.au/secondchancekalamunda/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SecondChanceKalamunda

Opening Hours:

Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 8.30am - 3pm
Friday: 8.30am - 2pm
CLOSED: Public Holidays and TOTAL FIRE BANS

Location:

Walliston Transfer Station, 155 Lawnbrook Road, Walliston

Common Queries

  • Can I enter/visit the shop without an Walliston Transfer Entry Pass?
    Yes. The entry to Second Chance is on Lawnbrook Road in Walliston (right next to the entry to the Walliston Transfer Station). There is a small amount of parking outside the shop.
  • If my item is not accepted, can I dispose of it at the Walliston Transfer Station?
    If you have a valid Entry Pass and where applicable, pay any additional associated disposal fees as per Walliston Transfer Station conditions, items deemed not appropriate for our Second Chance shop can be disposed here. Alternatively, you can consider other alternatives such as charity groups, arranging a garage sale or consider using online buy, sell or swap groups.
  • Is Second Chance managed by City of Kalamunda?
    Second Chance has been established through a partnership between Workpower and the City of Kalamunda. Workpower manages the shop on behalf of the City of Kalamunda, supporting the employment of people with disability at Second Chance and throughout Workpower’s recycling team.

Have more questions - find out more via the Second Chance website: https://workpower.com.au/secondchancekalamunda/

 

Signage of Second Chance Reuse Shop located at Walliston Transfer Station

Second Chance reuse shop display of bicycles on offer     Second Chance reuse shop display of a rocking horse

Second Chance reuse community shop display of goods available     Second Chance reuse community shop display of starship trooper toys

Items accepted :
  • bicycle
  • Furniture
  • General Household Items
  • pram
  • stroller
  • toys
Signage of Second Chance Reuse Shop located at Walliston Transfer Station
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